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April 1969

Calibrated Chin Augmentation

Author Affiliations

New York
From the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;89(4):588-590. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770020590006

A SIMPLE and exacting procedure is described for augmenting a receded chin by means of implants through calibration (Fig 1, A).

Various methods have been advocated for the insertion of a prosthesis or graft without taking into account accurate measurements for their final alignment. Because of this discrepancy many reconstructed chins ultimately assume a distorted appearance. It is with this in mind that this procedure is advanced so as to assure a more accurate and pleasing result.

Procedure  After the patient is properly draped, a sterile Methylene blue stained applicator is used to lightly draw a line beginning from the base of the columella of the nose down through the center of Cupid's Bow of the upper lip and continued through the centers of the lower lip and chin (Fig 1, B). Following this a horizontal line is drawn across the chin along the path of the future position of

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